Research Projects   

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1. Hybridization of elite mother palms of different coconut cultivars in the root wilt prevalent tracts for the production of quality planting materials for the diseases hot spots of kerala. UGC 4 Years

(01-05-2013 to 01-05-2017)

8,68,800 Completed


 Minor Projects Title Agency Period GrantAmount (Rs) Status
1 Survey of elite mother palms of different coconut cultivars in the root wilt disease prevalent tracts of Kottayam Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts. Coconut Development Board, Govt. of India 1 year 1,25,000 Completed
2 Growth and other physiological aspects of Adhathoda vasica nees grown under different light regimes Kerala State Council of Science, Technology, and Environment. 1 year 20,000 Completed in 2010

Proceedings Published: As organizing secretary of UGC sponsored National seminar ,proceeding of the seminar is published                                                                                                                                                                                                 I’ma Neerakkal, Mary Jayamol Antony, Sr. Mariamma Joseph, Sr. Marykutty Joseph, Saji Mariam George, Julie John 2013. Natural Resources Management: A Key to Sustainability published by Assumption College, Changanacherry.

Paper Presentations

  1. Biodiversity through intercropping systems for sustainable rubber cultivation and eco-restoration in Kerala in the International Biodiversity Congress(IBC)at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India2018
  2. Sustainable management and conservation of certain shade adapted medicinal plant biodiversity through intercropping system in the UGC sponsored national seminar on biodiversity, climate change and sustainable  development issues, challenges and opportunities at SH college, Thevara2016
  3.  A survey of ethnobotanically important medicinal plants naturally growing under the canopy of plantation crops and homesteads of Kerala in the state level seminar on Ethnobotany: The plant friendly practices on medicinal plants at St Theresa’s College Ernakulam. 2009.
  4. Intercropping System: An approach to sustainable management, conservation, and eco-restoration of medicinal plants in the International conference on biodiversity conservation and management.Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR), Cochin 2008.
  5. Certain shade adapted medicinal plants for multistoried cropping in plantations in  the international conference on sustainable agriculture, Kottayam 2008
  6. Intercropping of medicinal plants in rubber plantations- Light requirements and mechanism of shade adaptation in the International Natural Rubber Conference, India 6-8 November 2005, Cochin, India, 2005.
  7. Reflectance, transmittance and absorptions of some shade adapted medicinal plants in the national seminar on plant genetic resources management, U.C College, Aluva sponsored by University grants commission 2005.
  8.  Nitrogen metabolism of green gram under sodium chloride salinity in the seventeenth Kerala Science Congress, Kerala  Forest Research Institute, Peechi, 2005.
  9. Leaf optical properties of some adapted medicinal plants using intact leaves under artificial shade treatment in the sixteenth Kerala science congress, Kozhikode 2004.
  10. Light requirements and mechanism of shade adaptation of certain medicinal plants for intercropping in plantations in the fifteenth Kerala science congress, Thiruvanathapuram pp 2003.
  11. Leaf structural characteristics and physiology of four medicinal plants grown under different light regimes in the fourteenth Kerala science congress, CUSAT, Kochi 2002.
  12. Screening for shade tolerance of potential medicinal plants as intercrops in rubber plantations presented in the international conference on current progress in medicinal and aromatic plant research 1995, Calcutta, India1995